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        Poupées électriques

      1909. AUTORE F.-T. Marinetti TITOLO Poupées électriques LINGUA francese LUOGO (editore/traduttore) Parigi - Bibliothèque internationale d'édition, E. Sansot & C. ANNO DI PUBBLICAZIONE/EDIZIONE anno di stampa 1909 FORMATO 11,5x17,5 TIPO COPERTINA brossura N° PAGINE 194 ILLUSTRAZIONI non presenti. DESCRIZIONE LIBRO con dedica autografa dell'A. Testo in francese. Contiene in introduzione la fondazione e manifesto del futurismo, e una intervista all'A. sul futurismo tratta da 'Comoedia' del 26 marzo 1909. Il volume è in perfette condizioni, dorso restaurato copertina originale come da foto, interno in ottime condizioni, prime 13 pagine con leggera fioritura, ultime 2 pagine con leggera fioritura. Prima pagina risulta tagliata in alto perché chi possedeva la copia ha voluto eliminare il nome riportato nella dedica a firma dell'Autore

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        As You Like It

      Hodder & Stoughton, London, [1909] - Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with 40 colour plates. 4to. Newly bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full dark green morocco, the covers ornately hand-tooled in gilt, the spine lettered in gilt with gilt panelling and decorative centre tools, hand-marbled endleaves, gilt edges.

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        Les trois roses de Marie-Anne

      - A. Ferroud & F. Ferroud, Paris 1909, 16x23,5cm, broché. - Edizione illustrata con incisioni originali in incisione Lebègue Leon, uno dei 30 copie numerate sul Giappone grande, edizione deluxe. La nostra copia, come si afferma nella giustificazione del sorteggio è completa delle incisioni a tre stati. Bella copia. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition illustrée de gravures originales à l'eau forte de Léon Lebègue, un des 30 exemplaires numérotés sur grand Japon, tirage de tête. Notre exemplaire, ainsi qu'il l'est stipulé à la justification du tirage, est bien complet du triple état des gravures. Bel exemplaire.

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        PLAN OF CHICAGO. Prepared Under the Direction of The Commercial Club during the years MCMVI, MCMVII, and MCMVIII.

      Chicago: Commercial Club, 1909. xx, 164 pages of text including an index. Original hardcover blue cloth binding in almost new condition; protected in custom-fitted stiff archival mylar. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 142 illustrations in color and duotone, including some fold-outs. Minor soiling to a few page margins but the text is unusually clean and bright. Number 947 of 1650 printed. Top edge gilt. Limited edition. First edition.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine condition. Quarto (4to).

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        L'invendable

      - Mercure de France, Paris 1909, 11,5x18cm, relié. - Prima edizione, una delle copie del servizio stampa del punzone con il primo editore a testa piatta. Associazione a bradel metà bordeaux canvas, liscio indietro con un gioiello in oro, doppia coda dorata netto, parte del titolo nocciola dolore, piatti di carta marmorizzata, copertine conservato, contemporaneo vincolante. Firmato autografo dell'autore di Abbé Henri Lebel: ". Il mio caro amico Henri Lebel /" Sibbolet quod interpretatur spica ". Annotazioni a penna del dedicatario ai margini della pagina con la bibliografia di Leon Bloy. Libro illustrato con due incisioni tra cui un frontespizio. Provenienza: Biblioteca del bibliofilo Louis Barthou con il suo ex libris incollato sul retro del primo piano vincolante. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des exemplaires du service de presse comportant le poinçon de l'éditeur en tête du premier plat de couverture. Reliure à la bradel en demi toile bordeaux, dos lisse orné d'un fleuron doré, double filet doré en queue, pièce de titre de chagrin noisette, plats de papier marbré, couvertures conservées, reliure de l'époque. Envoi autographe signé de Léon Bloy à l'abbé Henri Lebel  : " à mon bien cher ami Henri Lebel. / "Sibboleth quod interpretatur spica". Annotations à la plume du dédicataire en marge de la page comportant la bibliographie de Léon Bloy. Ouvrage illustré de deux gravures dont un frontispice. Provenance : de la bibliothèque du grand bibliophile Louis Barthou avec son ex-libris encollé au verso du premier plat de reliure.

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        Primera Parte de la Chronica Augustiniana de Mechoacan

      Description:509+ix pages. Octavo (8 3/4" x 6 1/2") bound in half leather with raised spine bands and marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine. Published under the direction of Bishop Plancarte y Navarrete, with a brief bibliographical note by Nicolas Leon. From the library of George Foster. Second edition.Juan González de la Puente, born a Spaniard in 1580, undertook to chronicle the Augustinians in Michoacán and to write the lives of nine "apostolic varones". Part 1 of his Chronica appeared not long after its composition about 1623. In 1630 the chapter meeting of his province in Tiripitio, Michoacán, authorized him to publish the second part, but no trace of part 2 has to date been uncovered. In the extant manuscript, he wrote the biographies of the nine friars, scattered over three books. They are Juan Bautista de Moya, Juan de Median Rincon, Diego de Chaves, Sebastian de Trasierra, Francisco de Acosta, Juan de Montalvo, Francisco Lopez, Pedro de Vera and Diego de Villarubia. As a matter of fact, none of these belonged to the Michoacán province, but were from Santisimo Nombre in Mexico City; but as they had been active in Michoacán, before the latter was an officially established province, Puente included them. Book 1 contains no lives of these men, but instead is devoted to a wide range of topics. Among them is the discovery of the New World, the conquest of Mexico, and Augustinian activities in Mexico after arrival, as well as in Persia and the Orient. Book2 contains biographies of the first five missionaries and recounts, in entire chapters, Augustinian efforts among the Indians of Michoacán as well as to missions in China and Japan. The remaining four missionaries appear in book 3, which completes the account (to his times) of the Augustinian ministry to the Tarascans. At the edge of the text Puente indicates his main sources. His ideas are easy to follow, but occasionally he lapses into a diffuse style, especially when extolling the virtues of his brethren. He also has a predilection for the unusual and the extraordinary. His Choronica of Michoacán appeared in the same year (1624) as Grijalva's of Mexico, although the latter province had been founded some 67 years earlier. A relative rare work, the 1624 edition was this reissue .Condition:Spine sunned, some shelf wear and fore edge wear, points rubbed, pages age toned, George Foster's stamp to title and date of acquire on front else about very good.

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        The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies.

      London F. Warne & Co 1909 - First edition, 12mo. (14.5 x 11cm), 84pp., colour frontispiece, 26 colour plates, plain title vignette and pictorial endpapers by the author, contemporary ink name on verso of front free endpaper, two small marks to margin of P.76, internally very good, original brown paper covered boards with inset colour illustration, top right-hand corner of upper cover slightly bumped, otherwise a very good, sharp copy. With the notice board still present on page 14, no robin on page 81, 1st edition, Quinby 16 endpapers) A sequel to Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny , this tale uses as backdrop the garden at Gwaenynog, Denbigh, home of the Burtons, Potter's uncle & aunt, and fortunately is neither "soporific" nor "improvident" Linder, p.428; Quinby 16. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Mike.

      London: Adam and Charles Black, 1909. FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.ix; [3]; 339; [1]. Publisher's pictorial green cloth. With 12 full page plates by Whitwell. With a clipped early Wodehouse signature loosely inserted. Endpapers slightly browned. Five of the plates have minimal paper restoration to margins. Text-block is good and bright with only very occasional marking. Some gatherings standing a tad proud. Front and back hinges just starting but remain sound. Cloth is clean and vivid with just some slight shelf wear, tiny closed tear to the top of the front joint. Some pushing and small tears to the head and tail of the spine, with a shallow crease down the centre. A very good, bright copy.

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        contributes to...'Twenty Five Cricket Stories'. i) Tom, Dick and Harry, ii) The Wire-Pullers, iii) The Lost Bowlers and iv) How Pillingshoot Scored.

      George Newnes Ltd., London, n.d. [1909]. FIRST (AND ONLY) EDITION, possibly withdrawn. Contains four Wodehouse stories, three of which are published for the first time in book form (How Pillingshoot Scored had already appeared in Tales of St.Austins, 1903). These Newnes-period Wodehouse stories were collected in this particularly scarce omnibus and the present example offered is the publisher's own file copy. We note only one other copy for sale (also through ourselves) and none have ever appeared at auction. The bibliographer McIlvaine mentions the title but does not provide a description. A companion volume Twenty Five Football Stories was also mooted by Newnes the following year, but again this has proved virtually impossible to locate. The sheer paucity of copies suggests that both these sporting volumes were printed in small numbers or may have been withdrawn. Whatever the circumstances, this remains an exceptionally rare book. 208pp. Small octavo. Bound in publisher's illustrated card covers stamped by publisher as the 'File' copy, later linen back, housed in collector's folding box. Some rubbing and wear to joints else very good indeed. McIlvaine E126/127.

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        FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE'S GARDEN. A Posy from the Plays, pictured by Walter Crane.

      First Edition. Small name stamp on title; else a near fine copy in a chipped and worn wrapper.Very scarce in wrapper.

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        La conquête des étoiles

      First edition for which there is no mention of large paper copies, falsely stated the third edition. Half black morocco over marbled paper boards by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, spine in six compartments with gilt date at foot, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt. Autograph inscription from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti to a lady, adding his address in Milan. Small wormholes, principally to endpapers. A nicely bound copy. Sansot Paris 1909 13,5x17,5cm relié

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        Mafarka le futuriste

      First edition, of which there were no large paper copies.Autograph inscription from Filippo-Tommaso Marinetti.Slight foxing mostly on the endpapers, otherwise internally good. Sansot & Cie Paris 1909 12,5x18cm broché

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        Poupées électriques

      First edition for which there is no mention of large paper copies.Black paper boards, covers and spine preserved, binding by de Goy & Vilaine.Autograph inscription from Filippo Tommaso Marinetti to his close friend Bougnol.Occasional small foxing. E. Sansot & Cie Paris 1909 11,5x19cm relié

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        La conquête des étoiles

      Edition on current paper, false entry of second edition which was used to the press service, he was fired as 5 Holland paper in leading copies.Bel autograph signed and in full page of the author Guy Lavaud for which he says his address Milanese.Two tears in the top and bottom of a joint, minor losses on the back, nice interior state. Sansot & Cie Paris 1909 14x17cm broché

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        Is Shakespeare Dead? From My Autobiography

      New York: Harper & Brothers, 1909. 149 pages with two frontispiece plates. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") issued in original green cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front cover and gilt head page ends. (McBride page 233) (Blanck:3509) (Firsts volume 8, number 7/8 page 7) First American edition, second state.Twain was sincerely on the side of the Baconians in the Shakespeare-Bacon Controversy and he explains why in this essay. It also contains revealing autobiographical passages, and so is not without interest. Harper & Brothers was not eager to publish this volume, but they prepared a large edition, the size of which is unknown.Condition:Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket chipped at edges with some loss to spine ends. Jacket first state. Slight bump ant front edge with the Greenwood reference tipped in. Jacket professionally restored by Octavaye Studios. A very good to fine copy with a very good but scarce jacket.

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        Raum und Zeit: Vortrag, gehalten auf der 80. Naturforscher-Versammlung zu Köln am 21. September 1908.

      Leipzig & Berlin: B.G. Teubner, 1909. "Minkowski introduced the concept of the space-time continuum in his 1907 paper on electronmagnetic phenomena in moving bodires [Die Grundgleichungen für die elektromagnetischen Vorgänge in bewegten Körpern] , but this paper, because of its highly technical language, did not claim the attention of more hat a few specialists. Minkowski attracted a much wider audience for his theories with this paper on 'Space and time'. Minkowski's idea made it possible for Einstein to expand the relativisty theory from its specific to its general form, and they became a framework for all later developments in relativity physics. 'Raum und Zeit' was originally published in Vol II (1909) of the Verhandlungen of the Deutscher Naturforscher und Aertze; it was later reprinted in the Jahresberichte der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinung. The present offprint [as offered here] from the Jahresberichte was commissioned as a tribute after Minkowski's sudden and tragic death." (Norman). Norman 1514 (offprint); PMM 401 (journal issue).8vo (261 x 178 mm), original buff printed wrappers, pp [4] [1] 2-14 [2], half-tone portrait frontispiece after photograph by Emil Loges. Minimal wear to spine strip and a very light damp stain to rear wrapper, in all a very good copy.

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        The terror in Russia an appeal to the british nation

      Second edition, published in the days that followed the original.Red cover editor, first board steering wheel with small angular gaps, second in party disconnected, missing paper on the back.Rare autograph dedication of the author into Russian. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Methuen and co Londres 1909 12x18cm broché

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        THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald

      Hodder & Stoughton 1909 - First edition, Deluxe issue, no 355 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Large 4to. Full white vellum with gilt decorations and lettering. Original silk ties. Top edge gilt and others untrimmed. A beautiful production, in fine, bright condition. Patterned endpapers, decorative page borders and twenty mounted colour plates under captioned tissue guards. Loosely inserted is the Leicester Galleries notice promoting the Exhibition of the original watercolours for the book, which were on sale between October 16th and November 20th,1909. The Rubáiyát was originally written in Persian by Omar Khayyam, a poet, mathematician and astronomer. This translation by Edward Fitzgerald made the poem popular with an international audience and the drawings by Edmund Dulac are a perfect foil to the text. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Adressbuch der Automobil-, Motoren- und Fahrrad-Industrie Deutschland. Unter Berücksichtigung aller verwandten Industriezweige. 8. Ausgabe 1909.

      8, 488 Seiten und XVII Werbeseiten, betitelter OLeinen mit Goldprägung - Einband ganz leicht ber. sonst sehr guter Zustand - 1909. b73066

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        HISTOIRE DE L'AÉRONAUTIQUE par les Monuments Peints Sculptés Dessinés et Gravés des Origines à 1830

      Paris: André Marty, 1909. - Limited numbered edn (291 of 325). Folio (37 x 29 cm). Contemporary gilt lettered half morocco, top edge gilt with marbled endpapers by Chas. J. Sawyer (fore-edges of boards a little scuffed - otherwise near Fine). Pp. 93, illus throughout with 206 coloured and b&w plates and facsimiles interspersed between the numbered pages (previous owner's bookplate on front paste-down). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        L'invendable

      First edition, one of the copies of the press service of the punch with the first flat head editor.Binding to bradel half burgundy canvas, smooth back with a gold jewel, double net gilded tail, part of title hazelnut grief, marbled paper plates, covers preserved, contemporary binding.Signed autograph of the author to Abbé Henri Lebel: ". My dear friend Henri Lebel /" Sibboleth quod interpretatur spica ".Annotations to the pen of the dedicatee on the margins of the page with the bibliography of Leon Bloy.Book illustrated with two engravings including a frontispiece.Provenance: Library of bibliophile Louis Barthou with his bookplate pasted on the back of the first flat binding. Mercure de France Paris 1909 11,5x18cm relié

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        Scripta minoa. The written documents of Minoan Crete with special reference to the archives of Knossos. Volume I: The Hieroglyphic and Primitive Linear Classes with an account of the discovery of the pre-phoenician scripts, their place in Minoan story and their Mediterranean relations. Volume II: The Archives of Knossos. Clay tablets inscribed in linear script B (Complete set of two volumes).

      Clarendon Press, Oxford 1909 - Extremely rare complete set of 2 volumes. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1909-52. First edition. In-4. Vol. I: x & 392 pages, 13 plates. Vol. II: vi & 106 pages, 117 plates. Ex library in solid red cloth library bindings. Very badly damp stained to several pages in both volumes. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Bodenseefischer und Hahn mit Hennen.

      - Aquarell auf Karton mit runden Ecken (Bierdeckel), entlang dem rechten Rand signiert „J. Wopfner.". 8,9:10,9 cm. – Verso: Waldiges Seeufer mit Figuren. Aquarell, bezeichnet und datiert „Hagnau d. 18 Augst. 1909 / misslungene Geschichte aus bekannter Bescheidenheit ausgeführt v. Ums.(eitigem)". Reizvolle Gelegenheitsarbeit! Wopfner ging 1860 nach München, wo er zunächst als Lithograph arbeitete. Anschließend bezog er 1864 die Akademie und war von 1869-1872 Schüler bei K.Th. von Piloty (1824-1886). Daneben verarbeitete er Impulse des Landschaftsmalers Ed. Schleich d.Ä. (1812-1874), die bestimmend für seine Chiemseebilder wurden. Wopfner gehört zum Kreis um K. Raupp (1837-1918), des Begründers der Malerkolonie auf Frauenwörth. 1888 erhielt er den Professorentitel, 1890 wurde er mit der Zweiten Goldenen Medaille auf der Glaspalastausstellung ausgezeichnet.

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        Le Ballon Fantome.

      Tours: Maison Alfred Mame, n.d. [1909]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto, pp.142; [2]. French language. With frequent in-text wood engravings and full-page lithographic plates by Robida. In publisher's colour-illustrated grey cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and upper board, with further gilt decoration. All edges gilt and light blue endpapers.Light even browning throughout, as expected, otherwise clean internally with just a few slight markings and signs of wear to the binding. A superb copy of a book usually found in only fair condition. Near-fine. Better known for his novels and for publications on his home region of Berry, Des Gachons was perhaps prevailed upon by Robida to write this story about the adventures of a balloon known as 'The Happiness', which was designed to be large enough to carry a small house to locations all over the world. Though here only the illustrator, Robida himself was known as a pioneer of French science fiction, and also shared Des Gachons' passion for local history, publishing a large collection of books on the old towns of France.

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        Rosemary and Pansies

      The Gorham Press. Hardcover. B00FOPPVKU (1909; Richard Badger; Gorham Press, Boston) 12mo Green clothe with gold lettering at front and spine. Lettering starting to wear at top of front and spine barely legible. Corners square and minimal wear to boards., Toning to page edges. Pages unmarked. Binding tight and hinges intact. Onion skin DJ with book. Effie Waller Smith was the daughter of ex-slaves and educated beyond the normal for the time in her birth state of Kentucky. She left Kentucky after he husband (a deputy sheriff) was killed in the line of duty. She dieed in 1909. **Tracking on all US orders. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. International customers will be reimbursed a portion of unused shipping charges.*** . Very Good.

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        A Little Fleet. [Illustrated by the author]

      London: Elkin Matthews 1909 - Blue card covers with black lettering and a hand-coloured illustration of a boy holding a toy boat. Spine evenly faded. A very good copy. Very scarce. The fifth and last of the superb series of children’s stories written and illustrated by Jack Yeats in the first decade of the last century. According to the bibliography of Elkin Mathews by Professor James G. Nelson, this 1/- edition was limited to an edition of fewer than 50 copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        ILA. Offizielles Organ der Internat. Luftschiffahrt-Ausstellung. Wochen-Rundschau. 17 Hefte (alles Ersch.).

      Frankfurt a M 1909 - 327 S. (Hefte durchgehend paginiert). Mit zahlr. Abb. aus allen Bereichen des Luftverkehrs. 4°. Orig. illustr. Umschl. (teils etwas berieben od. leicht beschäd., einzelne Umschlagseiten lose). Die gr. Frankfurter Luftfahrt-Ausst. von 1909 hat ganze 100 Tage gedauert. Sie war nicht nur Vorbild für die späteren ILA, sondern erweckte auch zum ersten Mal die allgem. Begeisterung für Aviatik. Die ersten beiden Hefte illustr. nach einem Siebdruck v. H. Wetzel. Innen überwiegend gut erhalten. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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         Guide pour les égarés (life in a nutshell), ou le livre du Prince Korab. 5° édition

      S.l., l'auteur, 1909, in 4°, de 23pp. d'adjonctions et errata. (une note imprimée p. 105 signale que le Vol. I a été supprimé) Vol.II (2ff. & paginé de 105 à 177) - Vol.III (2ff. & de 183 à 249) - Vol.IV (2ff. & de 255 à 530), puis supplément: "utopies de Justice ou la justice appliquée aux besoins modernes par ***, 1898" de la p.535 à 548 - Vol.V (2ff. & de 553 à 595) - et "la révérende Mère Générale Louis-Marie par le Prince Korab, 1909" (31 pp.), percal. noire éditeur avec titre en blanc au 1er plat, exemplaire auquel est joint 2 ff. de suppléments volants de format info imprimés tête-bêche (ça semble presque normal). Très rare et célèbre ouvrage délirant dont il est difficile de donner un compte rendu. Ce véritable chef-d'oeuvre sous-titré "la vie dans une noix" (comprenez la vie en condensé) entend résoudre pour l'utilisateur toutes les questions de sciences, politique, agriculture, arts, duel, savoir-vivre, toilette, chasse, voyages, sports, politesse, cuisine, religion, santé, lois, galanteries, infirmités etc... Dans la revue Bizarre n°IV, G. Profhul déclare; "Les grandes secousses qui ébranlaient la pensée européenne aux environs de 1900, ne pouvaient certes manquer de susciter, face à la poussée anarchique et syndicaliste, l'apparition éblouissante d'un maître à penser conservateur (mais progressiste) et traditionaliste (mais libéral) ... ce génial mainteneur ... vint de l'étranger ... de Pologne ... Calixte Korab d'Orzeszko Czarnoloski Ciolek naquit le 4 mai 1866 sans doute à Grodno ... juste avant la Grande Guerre il menait une vie errante de grand hotel et palace, brouillé avec sa famille, avec le clerge catholique... Korab est bien pour moi Prince des Lettres... Il y a un domaine de l'esprit, en effet, dont Korab ou Brisset ont les clés, comme Maturin ou Swedenborg, mais pas le docteur Schweitzer... Mais railler les fous est horrible." (sic). Nous ne résistons pas à citer quelques phrases de ce guide pour les égarés: "Chaques Parisien est un voyou... chaque regard du Parisien est inspiré du sang qu'il voudrait verser (la haine des classes)... le manque d'hygiène, l'ignorance dans la vie conjugale (les excès), la misère et les persécutions morales qui attendent les enfants et leurs parents, le lait dénaturé, les enfants sevrés avant neuf mois accomplis, la défloration des enfants (détournement des mineurs) etc... sont la cause de la dépopulation de la France... Personne n'est plus conservateur et plus autoritaire que le socialiste, lorsqu'il s'agit de ses intérêts personnels... Mettez (deshabillez) toujours à nu le cerveau de chaque personne qui vous intéresse avant de la juger... la conscience, en 1904, est une maladie de la réflexion... l'occasion est l'équilibre momentanément rompu entre deux forces contraires... chaque personne a des occasions dans la vie... Jusqu'à l'âge de 26 ans à peu près, j'avais la parole lourde et incohérente ... j'étais timbré et hélas! je luttais contre la monomanie la plus effrénée. ... Plus les femmes s'abstiennent de montrer leurs mollets, plus elles ont envie de le faire (l'hystérie) ... Le secret de la santé c'est de ne jamais la perdre (sic)". Enfin, dans l'introduction aux mathématiques on peut lire "apprenez d'abord à compter et à écrire les chiffres jusqu'à un milliard...". ¶ Une thèse a été consacrée à Korab: le livre du Prince Korab, analyse des écrits d'un paranoïaque, par G. Salem, Zurich 1978 - Blavier fous littéraires, p.747 à 755 - Caillet n°5823 "c'est une des plus étranges choses qui aient jamais affronté l'impression" - Oberlé cat. fous littéraires n°241.

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        La grande ombre

      First edition in French, one of 10 copies on Hollande numbered and justified by the publisher, the only large paper copies. Half black morocco by Goy & Vilaine, boards with Art-Deco inspired foliage motif and gilt fillet, date gilt to foot of spine, pastedowns and endpapers of papier uni, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt.A very good copy in a handsome binding. % P.V. Stock Paris 1909 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Tono-Bungay.

      First edition, first printing, with publisher's adverts dated 1.09. Top edge gilt. Bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Year of publication lightly underlined in pen on title page. Some light foxing on fore and bottom edges and slight fading on the spine o/w a Near Fine copy. Lord Richard Burdon Haldane (1856-1928) is widely regarded as one of Britain's greatest War Ministers, and served as Lord Chancellor from 1912 until he was hounded from office in 1915 as a result of false press allegations relating to his supposed German sympathies. Wells and Haldane knew each other through the Coefficients dining club, set up by Sidney and Beatrice Webb as a forum for British socialist reformers and imperialists of the Edwardian era; and their shared interest in aviation research which led indirectly to the formation of the Royal Flying Corps. In fact, Wells greatly admired Haldane's work as Secretary of State for War between 1905 and 1912. However, despite dedicating his 1915 novel Bealby: A Holiday, to Hadane (Lord Moggeridge, in the novel) and claiming in the preface that his book's Lord Chancellor was not "meant for him [Haldane]", in fact it was meant for Haldane, and Wells mocked him in its pages as the "luminously incomprehensible... [who was] a fluent Hegelian [and] spent his holidays, it was understood, in the Absolute - at any rate in Germany." An interesting association.

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        Black Magic A Tale of the Rise and Fall of The Antichrist

      London: Alston Rivers, 1909.. First Edition. Octavo, pp. vi; 390; [1], blank; [1], advertisement; [24], catalogue. In publisher's black cloth pictorially blocked in gilt and colours. Internally very clean, discreet ink ownership to second blank, edges of text block toned, cheap ads tanned, externally clean and fresh; a particularly fine copy of book which rarely survives in nice condition. The author's memorable first horror novel, considered one of the best demonic thrillers.

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        Zeppelin.

      Paris. No date. 1909. Color lithograph, matted, visible image approximately 32 1/2 x 15 inches. The lithograph was matted and framed in the 1980s, but will be removed from the frame for delivery. Visible image has 9 small foxing spots in the image; print has not been examined outside the frame, but based on other prints framed at the same time and place, there is a toned line on the print along the mat window edge and brown adhesive paper tape along the edges of the sheet where the print was attached to the backing. The verso of the print is browned from the wood backing that was used in the frame. The lithograph could be deacidified and the tape removed; however as it stands it would display very well with the light brown line from matburn either covered or used as an accent line around the image. A particularly striking image of a Zeppelin flying over what is likely the Rhine river, complete with a castle in the cliffs and storks flying. Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) and his atelier produced a series of striking lithographic posters documenting the excitement engendered by new developments at the turn of the twentieth century: automobiles, planes and dirigibles.

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        HAWAII / PARADISE Of The PACIFIC / See the Volcano of Kilauea / A Boiling, Spouting, Seething / Lake of Fire in All Its Terrific Grandeur / [printed red rule / Native Hula - Hula Dance / [printed red rule] / Surf Board Riding / The World's Greatest Water Sport / 100 Other Subjects Laughable - Interesting [-] Educational.

      Circa 1909 Chicago: National Printing & Engraving Co., 1512 Tribune Bldg, (n. d.). Broadside. 41-1/8" x 28" Folded twice, with a center vertical and horizontal fold line; few short closed tears to horizontal fold; light wear and occasional minor soil to edges. Colors bold and bright. VG overall.

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        Three Years in Tibet....

      Madras. Theosophist Office. 1909. Folding chart of route followed by the author at the end of the volume, 11 black and white photographic plates including one folding, 63 text illustrations, xv + 719pp. Orange cloth covered boards little rubbed at extremities rubbed, upper hinge starting. A good copy. Difficult to find in first edition. Account of a visit made by Japanese Zen monk Ekai Kawaguchi to Lhasa in the 19th Century. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 156129)....

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        EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM. Übersetzt von A. W. v. Schlegel. Mitt Bildern von Arthur Rackham.

      132pp. Illustrated with 40 tipped-in full-colour plates protected with tissue guards, and with numerous illustrations in black & white. Original art-vellum gilt. Top edge gilt. Original plain tissue wrapper. 4to. Edges uncut. Number 487 of a limited edition of 1001 copies. Some spotting to edges; one leaf with a closed tear in blank margin - not affecting text; wrapper chipped and torn with some loss; else a remarkably fine copy with the original silk ties still in place, and the original wrapper.

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        Determination of the Surface-Tension of Water by the Method of Jet Vibration

      1st Edition London: The Royal Society, 1909. FIRST EDITION OFFPRINT, PRESENTATION COPY, of Bohr's first published scientific paper, written while he was a 20-year-old student at Copenhagen University. Inscribed by Bohr in Danish on front wrapper to Poul Heegaard, mathematician and professor at Copenhagen University. In original wrappers. In February 1905 the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters announced a prize concerning Lord Rayleigh's 1879 theory that the surface tension of liquids could be determined from the surface vibrations of liquid jets. The problem proposed by the Academy was to perform quantitative experiments to implement Rayleigh's method. Bohr faced formidable difficulties, not least the fact that, since the university had no physics laboratory, Bohr had to perform the experiments at night (to avoid perturbations due to passing traffic) in his father's physiology laboratory. Bohr's paper was submitted on the deadline of 30 October 1906, and on 23 February 1907 the Academy notified Bohr that he had won its gold medal. Bohr "included in his work essential improvements on Rayleigh's theory by taking into account the influence of the liquid's viscosity and of the ambient air, and by extending the earlier theory from infinitesimal to arbitrarily large amplitudes" (Pais 101).The original paper submitted to the Academy was, of course, written in Danish (it is actually in the hand of Niels's brother Harald). It survives in the Bohr Archives, but it was never published (Pais 102). Bohr submitted the present English translation to the Royal Society of London in 1908, where it was read and published the following year. As well as being his first published paper, this also represents the only experimental work published by Bohr; all of his subsequent contributions were to theoretical physics. (A. Pais, Niels Bohr's Times, 1991).The recipient, Poul Heegaard (1871-1948), is famous for his contributions to topology, especially the theory of three-dimensional manifolds. After his 1898 Copenhagen University dissertation, Heegaard taught at various military schools in the Copenhagen area before accepting a chair at Copenhagen University. After seven years there he resigned, but shortly afterwards he moved to the University of Kristiania (now Oslo) where he became a cofounder of the Norwegian Mathematical Society and a very popular teacher until he retired in 1941. Heegaard's dissertation is very well known because it gave a counter-example to the version of Poincaré-duality published by Poincaré shortly before, thereby contributing to the clarification of the basic notions of algebraic topology. He also co-wrote, with Max Dehn, the article 'Analysis Situs' for the Enzyklopadie der mathematischen Wissenschaften (1907), which marks the foundation of combinatorial topology.Offprint from: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 209. London: The Royal Society, 1909. Quarto, original green printed wrappers; custom box. A little soiling to wrappers, very small repairs to bottom corners of front wrapper. A remarkable well-preserved copy. RARE. Fine.

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        Les mains jointes

      Bibliothèque du temps présent & Henri Falque. First edition on ordinary paper of the first book of the author, of wich there were only 5 large paper copies on China paper and 5 on Japon.With an autograph inscription from François Mauriac to the Marquis d'Argenson. A rare and good copy. Bibliothèque du temps présent & Henri Falque Paris 1909 13x19,5cm broché

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        The Old Man in The Corner.

      London: Greening and Co., Ltd., 1909. First Edition: 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with pictorial devise and gilt lettering to spine and upper. Book contains a black and white photograph and a SIGNED ink written card from the Baroness to Starrett.Ex Libris Vincent Starrett - prolific writer on Sherlock Holmes, one of the founders of The Baker Street Irregulars and general Holmesian authority. With his label attached to front pastedown. 18 black and white illustration by H.M. Brock. In bright condition apart from some minor wear and discoloration to extemities. Internally clean. A tight copy. Scarce title, part of the first Golden Era in Queen's Quorum; 'one of the truly conspicuous contributions to detective fiction'. The first great 'Armchair' detective, who returned in 'Unravelled Knots' (1926). Howard Haycraft/Ellery Queen. Cooper & Pike; Detective Fiction. Book Collector; Top 200 Crime Novels (No.272).

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        Au Théâtre

      Paul Ollendorff . first edition on the current paper, he was fired as 11 leading copies.Binding half brown morocco, back with five nerves, date tail, boards marbled paper, contreplats and combed guards lined paper, preserved covers, gilded head, signed binding Goy P. & C. Vilaine.Precious autograph signed by the author --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Paul Ollendorff Paris 1909 11,5x18cm relié

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        Die Burgen des Sisgaus. Im Auftrage der Historischen und Antiquarischen Gesellschaft in Basel und in Verbindung mit mehreren Mitarbeitern herausgegeben.

      Aarau, H.R.Sauerländer. - 1909 - 4 Bände. 32x23,5 cm. Bd. 1.: XII, 320 S. mit 47 Tafeln, 161 Abbildungen im Text und 22 Stammtafeln; Bd. 2: X, 312 S.mit 45 Tafeln, 171 Abbildungen im Text und 14 Stammtafeln; Bd. 3.: X, 288 S.mit 88 Tafeln, 188 Abbildungen im Text und 17 Stammtafeln; Bd. 4: VIII, 238 S. mit 28 Tafeln, 81 Abbildungen im Text und 7 Stammtafeln. Blaue Originalleinwandbände. Originalausgabe des monumentalen Standardwerks der Burgen- und Geschlechterforschung der Nordwestschweiz. Erschien in 14 Lieferungen. Hier in den Originalleinwandbänden. - Kanten etwas berieben. Titelblätter je mit einem überklebten Besitzerstempel einer Adelsbibliothek. Titel und Vorwort des 4. Bandes verbunden. - Sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Autograph letter signed "Dr. Richard Strauss" to conductor Ernst von Schuch

      On a postcard, 143 x 95 mm. Dated Schierke, January 2, 1909 [!1910]. In black ink. Autograph address to verso "Herrn Geheimrat E. von Schuch... Kötschenbroda [!Kötzschenbroda] bei Dresden. On a postcard of the Hotel Fürst zu Stolberg, Schierke im Oberharz. In German (with translation). Strauss states his terms for a planned meeting with his friend and colleague in Berlin and discusses the programming of a guest concert to be conducted by Schuch: "Dear Friend, Happy New Year! On the evening on the 5th I will be back in Berlin. If you come on the 6th or 7th, I will be yours all day, only in the evening I have [to conduct] Elektra on the 6th and Meistersinger on the 7th... Mottl is possibly willing to cede Tod und Verklärung to you. We will find it difficult to squeeze it in because the programs are already very long." Strauss inadvertently completed the final blank in the date with a "9," resulting in the year 1909. That it was actually 1910 is confirmed by the postmark (January 3, 1910). Slightly worn and browned; corners slightly creased. The conductor Ernst von Schuch (1846-1916) was Kapellmeister at the Dresden opera. He conducted the premières of Strauss's Feuersnot (1901), Salome (1905), Elektra (1909), and Der Rosenkavalier (1911). The letter also mentions the conductor Felix Mottl (1856-1911), then employed at the Munich opera.

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        Tales From Shakespeare [writings/plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc.]

      London: J.M. Dent and Co., 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher's red cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, others tinted green, illustrated endpapers, in original dust-wrapper. Book is near fine, jacket chipped to spine ends with a few tears to joints. A remarkable survival. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare's best known plays including: "The Tempest", "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "King Lear", "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet" Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Tales From Shakespeare [writings/plays including Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, etc.] By Charles and Mary Lamb. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.

      London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher's green cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, illustrated end papers, original printed dust-wrapper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, edges toned, offset browning to endpapers, jacket edgeworn with some chips and tears, spine a shade darkened. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare's best known plays including: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.

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        Camera Work: Issue Number 27...

      New York: Alfred Stieglitz, 1909. FIRST EDITION of issue number 27 of Camera Work, complete with 9 original photogravures, including 5 by Herbert G. French and 4 by Clarence White and Alfred Stieglitz in collaboration. Edited and published by Alfred Stieglitz. Texts by H. G. Wells, Benjamin De Casseres, Bolton Coit Brown, Charles H. Caffin, Paul B. Haviland, Herbert G. French, Oscar Wilde, and Alfred Stieglitz. Containing articles entitled Pamela Colman Smith by Benjamin De Casseres, Seeing Things by Bolton Coit Brown, American Indifference by Benjamin De Casseres,...

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        Raum und Zeit.

      Leipzig: F.W. Vogel, 1909. First edition of Minkowski's famous lecture on his theory of four-dimensional space-time, the first published account of this theory to be illustrated with 'spacetime diagrams', which were widely used later by Stephen Hawking, Roger Penrose and others in the development of general relativity. "In 'Space and Time', read by Minkowski in Cologne only a few months before his death, he introduced the notion that made possible the expansion of the relativity theory of Einstein from its specific (1905) to its general form (1916). Minkowski's space-time hypothesis was in effect a restatement of Einstein's basic principle in a form that greatly enhanced its plausibility and also introduced important new developments. Hitherto natural phenomena had been thought to occur in a space of three dimensions and to flow uniformly through time. Minkowski maintained that the separation of time and space is a false conception; that time itself is a dimension, comparable to length, breadth, and height; and that therefore the true conception of reality was constituted by a space-time continuum possessing these four dimensions" (Printing and the Mind of Man). "The laws of physics were written in the language of the geometry of this four dimensional space ... Physics had become geometry, and it was a stunning achievement" (Gerber, pp. 358-9). "'Raum und Zeit' was originally published in Vol. II (1909) of the Verhandlungen of the Deutscher Naturforscher und Aertze [offered here]; it was later reprinted in the Jahresbericht der Deutschen Mathematiker Vereinigung" (Norman). It is most commonly encountered in the separate (and later) printing from the Jahresbericht published as a tribute after Minkowski's sudden and tragic death. An outstanding copy of the first printing of this landmark lecture, rare in the original printed wrappers. Barchas 1440 (Verhandlungen journal issue); Honeyman 2231 & Norman 1514 (both listing separate printing from Jahresbericht); PMM 401 (Jahresbericht journal issue). Einstein, 'Autobiographical notes,' in Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist. Paul A. Schilpp ed. (1969), pp. 1-94. Gerber, The Language of Physics: The Calculus and the Development of Theoretical Physics in Europe, 1750-1914, 1988; Gray, The Symbolic Universe: Geometry and Physics 1890-1930, 1999; Petkov, Space, Time, and Spacetime. Physical and Philosophical Implications of Minkowski's Unification of Space and Time, 2010; Walter, 'The Historical Origins of Spacetime,' pp. 27-38 in Ashtekar & Petkov (eds.), The Springer Handbook of Spacetime, 2014. "Minkowski's ... 'Space and Time' lecture given in Cologne in 1908, began with these words: 'The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength. They are radical. Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.' He ended as follows: 'The validity without exception of the world postulate [i.e., the relativity postulate], I like to think, is the true nucleus of an electromagnetic image of the world, which, discovered by Lorentz, and further revealed by Einstein, now lies open in the full light of day'. It is hardly surprising that these opening and closing statements caused a tremendous stir among his listeners, though probably few of them followed the lucid remarks he made in the body of the speech. Minkowski did not live to see his lecture appear in print. In January 1909 he died of appendicitis. [David] Hilbert called him 'a gift of heaven' when he spoke in his memory" (Pais, p. 152). "The impact of Minkowski's ideas on the twentieth century physics has been so immense that one cannot imagine modern physics without the notion of spacetime. It would hardly be an exaggeration to say that spacetime has been the greatest discovery in physics of all times. The only other discovery that comes close to spacetime is Einstein's general relativity, which revealed that gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of spacetime. But it was the discovery of spacetime which paved the way for this deep understanding of what gravity really is" (Petkov, p. v). Initially, Einstein was not impressed by Minkowski's four-dimensional formulation of special relativity, describing it as 'überflüssige Gelehrsamkeit' (superfluous learnedness), but he soon realized that his theory of gravity would be impossible without Minkowski's revolutionary contributions. At the beginning of his 1916 paper on general relativity Einstein wrote: "The generalization of the theory of relativity has been facilitated considerably by Minkowski, a mathematician who was the first one to recognize the formal equivalence of space coordinates and the time coordinate, and utilize this in the construction of the theory." In 1946 in his 'Autobiographical Notes' (p. 59), Einstein summarized Minkowski's main contribution: "Minkowski's important contribution to the theory lies in the following: Before Minkowski's investigation it was necessary to carry out a Lorentz transformation on a law in order to test its invariance under such transformations; he, on the other hand, succeeded in introducing a formalism such that the mathematical form of the law itself guarantees its invariance under Lorentz transformations. By creating a four-dimensional tensor-calculus he achieved the same thing for the four-dimensional space which the ordinary vector calculus achieves for the three spatial dimensions. He also showed that the Lorentz transformation (apart from a different algebraic sign due to the special character of time) is nothing but a rotation of the coordinate system in the four-dimensional space." Hermann Minkowski was born on 22 June 1864, in Alexotas, then in Russia, now the city of Kaunas in Lithuania. His parents were German and, from Alexotas, they moved back to their native land, in fact to Königsberg (now Kaliningrad in Russia), when he was only 8 years old. After attending the Gymnasium in Königsberg he attended the University there from which he was to receive his doctorate in 1885. As a young student, in 1883, he won the Grand Prix of the Academy of Sciences in Paris for his work on number theory. From Königsberg, he moved to a position at the University of Bonn in 1887. In 1896, after a brief return to Königsberg, he was appointed to a position at the Polytechnic in Zürich where he was one of Einstein's teachers. Einstein apparently thought Minkowski an excellent teacher of mathematics. Minkowski's view of Einstein, at the time, was less kind. In 1902 he moved again, this time to a chair at the University of Göttingen, where he remained for the remainder of his relatively short life, dying in 1909 at the age of only 44. In Göttingen, under the influence of David Hilbert, he became interested in mathematical physics. In October 1907 Hilbert and Minkowski conducted a joint seminar at Göttingen on the equations of electrodynamics in which they studied Einstein's 1905 paper 'Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper' (Annalen der Physik 17, pp. 891-921), and Poincaré's 1906 article 'Sur la dynamique de l'électron' (Rendiconti del Circolo Matematico di Palermo 21, pp. 129-76). Participants in the seminar included Max von Laue, Max Born, Max Abraham and Arnold Sommerfeld. On November 5 Minkowski delivered a talk to the Göttingen Mathematical Society entitled 'The Principle of Relativity'; it was not published until 1915 ('Das Relativitätsprinzip,' Annalen der Physik 47, pp. 927-38). Minkowski opened his talk by declaring that recent developments in the electromagnetic theory of light had given rise to a completely new conception of space and time, namely, as a four-dimensional, non-Euclidean manifold. He introduced many of the mathematical concepts and terms that have come to be associated with his name and that became standard in any discussion of relativity, but he did not treat them systematically at this stage. Minkowski's second talk, "The Basic Equations of Electromagnetic Processes in Moving Bodies", was delivered at the meeting of the Göttingen Scientific Society on December 21, 1907, and published in April 1908. "It presented a new theory of the electrodynamics of moving media, incorporating formal insights of the relativity theories introduced earlier by Einstein, Poincaré and Planck. For example, it took over the fact that the Lorentz transformations form a group, and that Maxwell's equations are covariant under this group. Minkowski also shared Poincaré's view of the Lorentz transformation as a rotation in a four-dimensional space with one imaginary coordinate. These insights Minkowski developed and presented in an original, four-dimensional approach to the Maxwell-Lorentz vacuum equations, the electrodynamics of moving media, and in an appendix, Lorentz-covariant mechanics" (Gray, p. 102). ""The basic equations" made for challenging reading. It was packed with new notation, terminology, and calculation rules, it made scant reference to the scientific literature, and offered no figures or diagrams ... Few were impressed at first by Minkowski's innovations in spacetime geometry and four-dimensional vector calculus. Shortly after "The basic equations" appeared in print, two of Minkowski's former students, Einstein and Laub, discovered what they believed to be an infelicity in Minkowski's definition of ponderomotive force density. These two young physicists were more impressed by Minkowski's electrodynamics of moving media than by the novel four-dimensional formalism in which it was couched, which seemed far too laborious. Ostensibly as a service to the community, Einstein and [Jakob] Laub re-expressed Minkowski's theory in terms of ordinary vector analysis ['Über die elektromagnetischen Grundgleichungen für bewegte Körper', Annalen der Physik 26, 1908, pp. 532-540] ... "The form Minkowski gave to his theory of moving media in "The basic equations" had been judged unwieldy by a founder of relativity theory, and in the circumstances, decisive action was called for if his formalism was not to be ignored. In September 1908, during the annual meeting of the German Association of Natural Scientists and Physicians in Cologne, Minkowski took action, by affirming the reality of the four-dimensional "world", and its necessity for physics ... One way for Minkowski to persuade physicists of the value of his spacetime approach to understanding physical interactions was to appeal to their visual intuition. From the standpoint of visual aids, the contrast between Minkowski's two publications on spacetime is remarkable: where "The basic equations" is bereft of diagrams and illustrations, Minkowski's Cologne lecture makes effective use of diagrams in two and three dimensions. For instance, Minkowski employed a two-dimensional spacetime diagrams to illustrate FitzGerald-Lorentz contraction of an electron, and the lightcone structure of spacetime" (Walter, pp. 14-17). Pp. 4-9 in Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte. 80 Versammlung zu Cöln. 20. - 28. September 1908. Zweiter Theil, 1. Häfte. Large 8vo (255 x 180 mm), pp. x, 218. Original printed wrappers, uncut.

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        Michel Strogoff suivi de Un drame au Mexique

      Hetzel. New edition, illustrated with drawings by Ferat, engraved by Brabant and 6-out text color, and 2 maps. A portrait of Jules Verne to the frontispiece.Cardboard editor "an elephant, as in the range" signed at the bottom of the plate Engel. Superb first board, the brilliant golds. A corner a little blunt. Back to the fine gold, but the lighthouse sticker a little dirty. Headdresses collapsed. Second course very well overall but with a whitish sag. Copy fees, completely free of foxing, but presence on some sheets of a trace of pale wetting at the top margin of 1 cm, with little impact. There is some "play" in the volume binding, main fault of course, but easily restorable.Nice copy. Hetzel Paris 1909 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28cm) 368pp. relié

      [Bookseller: Librairie Le Feu Follet]
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        Personae.

      London: Elkin Mathews,, 1909. Octavo. Original brown boards, titles to spine and front board gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. Publisher's device to title page in red. Light rubbing to spine ends, joints starting from the top, internally fine, an excellent copy. First edition, first impression, one of 500 first issue copies, with spine titles measuring 20 mm. Personae is Pound's first regular book (the two preceding works, A Lume Spento and A Quinzaine for this Yule, being virtually unprocurable). One thousand copies were printed, but the collection sold slowly, and in 1913 Elkin Mathews issued the 500 remaining sheets as a combined issue bound together with remaining sheets of Pound's Exaltations.

      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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